• After School Clubs

    Raccoon Club (1st and 2nd grade) During this after school club children explore our woodlands with a teacher-naturalist while gaining scientific knowledge through investigations of a nature related topic. Classes meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Pr-registration and Membership required. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 3:30-4:40 PM 1/13/16

  • New Jersey Native Plants in Landscape Design and the Creatures who Love Them

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Short Hills Garden Club are proud to present a free discussion about New Jersey Native Plants and how to attract pollinators and other creatures who will help your garden flourish.  The presentation by Dr. Randi Eckel will be followed by a light lunch and a

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    Environmental Gift Making

    Environmental Gift Making Saturdays: 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21 2:00pm-4:00pm With the holidays just around the corner, take a break from the mall and spend some time in the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum’s Woodlands as we gather materials to make personalized gifts for our friends.  Learn about the animals and plants that call

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    Membership Workshops

    Monthly Membership Workshops We appreciate our members and we want to give back.  During these monthly workshops and lectures we give you- our valued members- a chance to be in the loop on a variety of environmental subjects starting this September.  Join us in the Stone House for snacks, drinks,

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    Outdoor Yoga

    Outdoor Yoga Discover how nature can intensify your yoga practice in this 75 minute hatha/vinyasa class. We will move our bodies synchronized with the breath in order to balance opposing energies. An outdoor practice can encourage awareness and stillness because of the direct connection with the earth and the universe.

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    Kids, Teens and Young Adults

    Our programming for kids, teens and young adults teach valuable life lessons, while teaching kids to care for the world around them. Environmental Eagles (3rd-6th Grade) Participants meet on Saturday mornings at the Arboretum to learn about the woodlands, local habitats, and environmental issues and how we can help solve

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    Arboretum Birthday Parties

    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Birthday Parties are offered on each Saturday and Sunday: 11:30AM-1:00Pm or 2:00PM-3:30PM. Nintey minute minute birthday parties are available for children ages 3-12. Your child and 15-20 of their friends will enjoy a 45 minute guided nature-themed party.* Birthday parties are offered exclusively to individuals with a CHA

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    Toddler and Pre-School

    Winter Turtle Tots This is a weekly class. Sessions beginning January 5th – April 1st , 2016 Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 AM 1/5/16-3/29/16 No class Feb. 16th Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 PM  1/7/16- 3/31/16 No class Feb. 18th Fridays 12:00 – 2:30 PM 1/8/16-4/1/16 No class Feb. 19th    Turtle

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    Family Programs

    Guided Hot Chocolate Hikes Saturday and Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2015 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm Take a break from the holiday rush and join us for a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds.  Discover who is in the forest as we look for signs of our Woodland friends.  When

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    Mid-Winter Camp: One week session from February 15th-19th, 2016 Turtle Tots: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 3½-5) Explorers: 9:00AM- 3:00PM (Entering 1st Grade-Entering 3rd Grade) Stay warm during winter break as we explore the Arboretum with our snow boots and gloves on! Children will learn all about animals in winter, conduct ice experiments,